# Watts to Kilowatt-Hours (kWh) Electrical Conversion Calculator

Convert watts to kilowatt-hours by entering power in watts and time in hours.

## How to Convert Watts to Kilowatt-Hours

A kilowatt-hour, expressed as kWh or kW·h, is a measure of energy that is equivalent to 1,000 watts of power for a 1-hour time period. Thus, to convert watts to kilowatt-hours, multiply the power in watts by the number of hours, then divide by 1,000.

Use the following formula to calculate kWh:

kWh = (watts × hrs) ÷ 1,000

**For example:** let’s find the kWh of 1,500 watts for 2.5 hours.

kWh = (1,500 × 2.5) ÷ 1,000

kWh = 3,750 ÷ 1,000

kWh = 3.75

Electricity usage is often measured in watt-hours or kilowatt-hours, so if you can convert watts to kWh then you can predict how much an electric appliance might cost, or how much energy is required to power it.

**For example:** let’s predict how much it costs to power a light bulb every hour. A 100 watt light bulb uses 100 watts of power. To convert the power in watts to kilowatt-hours, multiply 100 watts by 1 hour, then divide by 1,000 to find the energy usage in kWh.

Energy = (100 × 1) ÷ 1,000

Energy = 100 ÷ 1,000

Energy = 0.1 kWh

If electricity costs $0.12 per kWh, then a 100 watt light bulb will cost 1.2 cents per hour that it’s on.

Try our electricity cost calculator to estimate the cost of power usage on your monthly bill.

## Common Watts to Kilowatt-Hour Conversions

Power in Watts | Energy in Kilowatt-hours | Electricity Cost |
---|---|---|

100 W | 0.1 kWh | $0.012 per hr |

200 W | 0.2 kWh | $0.024 per hr |

300 W | 0.3 kWh | $0.036 per hr |

400 W | 0.4 kWh | $0.048 per hr |

500 W | 0.5 kWh | $0.060 per hr |

600 W | 0.6 kWh | $0.072 per hr |

700 W | 0.7 kWh | $0.084 per hr |

800 W | 0.8 kWh | $0.096 per hr |

900 W | 0.9 kWh | $0.108 per hr |

1000 W | 1 kWh | $0.112 per hr |

Need to convert to watts? Use our kWh to watts conversion calculator.